Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 902
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Camano Easy to apply
My home has about 700 sq. ft. of cedar deck and porch that were painted with "porch paint" by the previous owner. When we bought the house 4 years ago we searched for a more durable paint but were unsuccessful and ended up repainting with porch paint, which lasts about a year in the wear paths. When I saw DeckOver I hoped it would be the solution for a long-wearing deck paint and got some to try.
So far I've used it on the steps that get the most wear and a badly spalled concrete landing outside the basement door. I'm going to test these locations for wear resistance for a few months before committing to using DeckOver for all 700 sq. ft. of deck.
I used a 3" brush to apply it. It goes on easily but requires frequent brush reloading to get the required amount applied. When doing the badly worn concrete landing I needed to reload the brush every 6" of surface. I stored the brush in a plastic bag between coats and it was still usable after a couple of weeks.
The instructions say it will fill divots of up to 1/4", but on the concrete it didn't seem to do that well, as shown in the close up photo.
October 13, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Richdj This stuff is c..". pealed up after one year
Product was applied one year ago and it is pealing up this year making deck look like ....
July 13, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Kevin Too early to tell, but so far, so good
I've had this applied on my very old, very weathered deck for about 2.5 weeks now in mid-June 2016, and so far, so good.
It was applied in less than ideal conditions, in partial direct sun, about 80 degrees and low humidity. It had not rained for about 3 days and my moisture meter had the decking at under 8%. I brushed it on to apply it, on over 200 sq. ft. of decking, and also on some vertical surfaces. It was much easier to apply with a wide brush than with a roller. I also feel like you will be able to spread it more efficiently with a brush, and that more product will be wasted with a roller.
It says not to apply if rain is expected within 24 hours. Unfortunately, it did rain about 26 or 28 hours after the second coat was applied. That wasn't in the weather forecast. Let's hope that's enough.
The one main criticism I have so far is that the actual color is VERY different from the in-store brochure as well as the online color guide. VERY different. I originally wanted to do my entire deck in Cedar Naturaltone, which clearly is a light brown in the color brochure. You put it on and it's a bright glowing orange color. After I applied one coat of that on everything, I went to Home Depot and then got additional cans in plain Cedar to do the second coat on horizontal surfaces only. Railings and vertical surfaces I left in Cedar Naturaltone for the contrast. Even the Cedar color is quite far off from the color in the brochure, it's also a bit too orange.
Now let's see if it stands the test of time. I have relatively cold winters here in the northeast and hot, humid summers. I like the texture very much, the matte finish is grippy. And it makes my several decades old deck look like new, almost like composite decking.
July 1, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Heather Home Depot should pay to replace my deck
I prepared my deck meticulously following the instructions. After 6 months, it started peeling. Now after 2 years or so it is an absolute disaster. I can peel off huge strips with my hands. I have uploaded a photo showing how horrible the peeling is. I think there is mold growing under the loose strips that I am peeling off. I can't enjoy my deck anymore it is such an eyesore. I can't believe they are still selling this product. My goal for this summer is to somehow get all of this off my deck or I will have to replace every board. This product is a disgrace and I can't believe I am stuck with this horrible mess.
April 18, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Runswithdogs Terrible. So disappointed, hours of cleaning, hours of painting and it didn't last a whole year.
Spring of 2015, I scrubbed my deck to remove all dead wood, splitters, grime and grunge. It's a second floor deck, with no access to the ground, only entry from our bedrooms. Followed Behr's directions to a T. As you can see from the photo, I might as well have used regular paint. Do not bother with this product, it's not worth the time and energy, you will put in, let alone the cost. The only area that it didn't peel in random spots was in the shade, near the house.
May 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dano won't last a full year
Incredibly expensive, doesn't hold up to high sun and winter weather. Just spent the day power washing the loose stuff off. What hasn't already peeled off comes off in big chunks with little effort. I might just rake up all the pieces blown off the deck and send it back to BEHR.
June 15, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by veryupset Horrible Deck Paint
We just finish painting the deck and it looked good for a few hours. After drying we simply walked over and discover that the soil stains stick badly to the surface. I cannot wash it off with the hose, not even scrubbing it with soap and a sponge. The deck looks absolutely horrible after a week of rain and people walking over it with normally dirty shoes. I am lost and do not know what to do. Another layer of this thick paint will simply cost me even more money and time. Paint on top with another product probably means it will start peeling soon. Removing all this paint now is impossible. This product is a scam. I wish I had read these reviews before. DO NOT USE!
July 22, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by deckmaven So far so good....
So far so good, it was a lot of work putting on two coats on a 20x15 foot deck.. I also used it on my front door entrance threshold since there is a need to fill in a crack there as well and it said it works on cement so.... I picked the slate to match the existing slate hearth on the fireplace so I think that the house is looking more unified. It would really take a couple of years of use to know how my choice works but it sure looks a lot nicer now.
April 5, 2016